Monday, March 4, 2013

Schloss Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein Castle) in Germany

Schloss Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein Castle)

unused, bought in 2011

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Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near F├╝ssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner.

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle.

The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.
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one more view...

Royal Castle Neuschwanstein
Von Konig Ludwig II von Bayern (1869-1886 erbaut)
By King Ludwig II of Bavaria (built 1869-1886)


ONeal said...

Beautiful castle, beautiful setting. I marvel at how these types of structures were even built without the aid of modern construction equipment.

9teen87 said...

true - and now that we have all the modern equipment, all new buildings are square and boring.